On Air with IER
On Air with IER brings you news about environmental issues affecting the state of Indiana. We’ll scour the globe for the latest scientific developments and translate them into news that’s useful for you.
This week: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted a ban on the sale of higher ethanol blends of gasoline during the summer months, a move that will benefit corn growers in Indiana but could adversely affect the environment.
This week: We take a look at how the state of Indiana's position on pesticides in food products selected for the state's WIC program could be exposing needy Hoosier families to potentially toxic chemicals, and a pathogen deadly to oak trees threatens to spread in the state.
This week: It's a big week for Indiana on Capitol Hill. Two Indiana University professors testified before separate environmental hearings. We take a look at the issues they're championing in Washington, D.C.
This week: The U.S. Navy wants residents living near NSA Crane to test their water wells for potentially hazardous PFAS compounds, and we take a look at why an Indianapolis apartment complex isn't allowed to use the solar power it produces.
This week: A new study warns that about 1 million plant and animal species are at risk due to human action, and Hoosiers may soon have to pay more money to recover from natural disasters.
This week: A new survey finds that a vast majority of Hoosiers say they believe in climate change, and Indiana officials hope to protect the state's native plants by banning some invasive plants.
This week: An Indiana recycling business executive was behind a scheme involving the illegal trashing and reselling of millions of dollars’ worth of potentially toxic electronic waste.
This week: Indiana received a failing grade for its efforts to protect children's drinking water from lead, but is that a fair assessment? We take a look at what the state and schools are doing to keep their water lead-free. Plus, a new website wants to help make beekeeping easier.
This week: For the past century, precipitation levels throughout the U.S. have risen. Now, NOAA scientists predict elevated flood risk levels through May. Is this man-made climate change or just a natural cycle? We take a look.
This week: After years of worrying, residents of Martinsville, Indiana find out whether their water is safe to drink, and seven facilities in Indiana get one of the nation's top energy efficiency distinctions.
This week: The nation's first coal-to-diesel plant is well on its way to being built in Dale, Indiana, but residents are split as to whether they should allow it to happen. PLUS, we take a look at how Indiana fared in this year's EPA Superfund report.
This week: We take a look at the U.S. EPA's new plan to take on a chemical linked to cancer and found in some drinking water.
This week: We take a look at how a major road and bridge repair project in Indianapolis can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and we talk about a new plan that will help Indianapolis deal with challenges caused by climate change.
This week: We conclude our look into a northern Indiana town fighting for clean water 30 years after undisclosed contamination at a coal ash landfill.
This week: The first part of our look into a northern Indiana town fighting for clean water 30 years after undisclosed contamination at a coal ash landfill.
This week: A new study says beneficial cover crops could have a temperature-changing dark side, and a beer maker gave wind power a multi-million dollar spotlight.
This week: A Purdue University professor has created a process to turn toxic coal ash into rare earth metals, and a central Indiana rideshare program lets Hoosiers save money on their commute while reducing emissions.
This week: People living or working near gas stations might be exposed to a far higher level of toxic fumes than previously thought, and we take a look at a restaurant named the best eco-friendly restaurant in the state of Indiana.
This week: IER investigates how the government shutdown is affecting national parks in Indiana, and we speak to an Obama-era official who says a new EPA proposal could allow power plants in Indiana and across the country to emit more toxic pollutants into the air and neuter future environmental policies.
This week: Millions of servicemembers and their families may have been exposed to chemicals linked to potentially deadly health conditions, and an Indianapolis group specializes in turning discarded building materials into fashion.
ICYMI: IER revisits an investigation into glyphosate, a chemical found in the most popular herbicide in the world. Researchers say it could be harmful to humans.
This week: A Chinese law threatens to reduce the number of endangered Amur tigers in the wild, and your choice of Christmas tree could make a significant environmental and economic difference.
This week: Citizen scientists help make sure your waterways stay healthy, and researchers find out if people are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly beer.
This week: Two plans submitted by consecutive administrations, the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Rule, have different views on how the nation should regulate power plant emissions. Hear why both sides say their plan is better for the U.S.
This week: Many Hoosiers don't realize they are feeling the effects of climate change every day. Hear why scientists in Indiana say the changes will adversely affect current and future generations of Hoosiers.
This week: A chemical found in the most popular herbicide in the world could be harmful to humans, and a new federal ruling has ordered the EPA to ban a pesticide that has been hurting children for over a decade.
This week: A team of Indianapolis artists are using shapes and open spaces to teach about the environment, and people are raising chickens in their backyards.